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ONTARIO 



Stretching half way across the continent, and with an 
area of more than 412,000 square miles, the Province of 
Ontario offers a diversity of year-round attractions which 
have won for it the title "Canada's Vacation Province." 
Within its boundaries are to be found so many features of 
entertainment, sport and pure relaxation that it is difficult 
to enumerate them without the details being lost in the 
tremendous over-all picture. For this reason we have 
prepared five regional booklets, each describing the out- 
standing characteristics of one geographic district within 
the Province. 

This booklet deals with Northwestern Ontario, roughly 
that area between Lake Superior on the south and Hudson 
Bay on the north,- and the eastern shores of Lake Superior 
and the Manitoba boundary on the west. 

The other units in Ontario's vacation picture are South- 
eastern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Central Ontario, 
and Northern Ontario. Copies of these publications are 
also yours for the asking. 



DEPARTMENT OF TRAVEL AND PUBLICITY 

Parliament Buildings, Toronto 2, Ontario 

HON. ARTHUR WELSH, D.S.O., Minister TOM C McCALL, Deputy Minister 



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THE NIPIGON AND 

LAKE SUPERIOR 




Abandoned Hud»on't Boy Company po»t 4 




Old-timer 



Scene at Cavers Hill, Highway 17 



Step over the rim of civiliza- 
tion into an unspoiled paradise 
created just for sportsmen. From 
Lake Superior's rocky shores, far 
into the north stretches the 
mighty Nipigon country, with 
scenery to take your breath 
away . . . game and fish in in- 
credible abundance . . . moose, 
geese, ducks . . . speckled trout, 
lake trout, whitefish, pickerel, 
pike and sturgeon that dare the 
angler to battle. Lake Nipigon 
itself, 70 miles long by 35 miles 
wide, is dotted with more than 
two thousand islands. Magnificent 
promontories rise 1,000 feet 
straight out of deep clear water 
... a profusion of other waters, 
rushing streams, clearwater lakes 
... all these challenge and 
captivate the dauntless fisher- 
man and have earned a world- 
wide reputation for the lovely 
Nipigon. Camps and resorts 
accessible from east or west via 
trans-continental railway,- or 
King's Highway Number 17 from 
Port Arthur and Fort William. 




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Kakabeka Falls ► 





Mount McKay 



Haven for hay- fever sufferers . . . 
air-conditioned by the sparkling blue 
waters of Lake Superior to an average 
• r temperature of 60 degrees! 
Since the days of the "Company of 
Adventurers Trading into Hudson's Bay" 
and of the North //est Trading Com- 



pany, this has been the doorway to 
the west. Today on the sites of the 
old forts, the twin cities of Port Arthur 
and Fort William on Thunder Bay, serve 
as key points of entry to a vacationland 
of many and varied delights. Every- 




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where hints of the thrilling history of 
the northwest add to the rugged beauty 
of forest and stream. On every side 
are such natural wonders as Kakabeka 
Falls, The Sleeping Giant, towering 
Mount McKay, The Sea Lion, Silver 
Islet and Sibley Park. Especially de- 



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lightful is the scenery that opens up in 
endless variety along King's Highway 
Number 17, from the Lakehead cities 
to Schreiber, and northward to the 
Nipigon, a land where deer and moose 
and all kinds of wild life abound, and 
game fish lurk in every stream. 




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AND THE 
NEW NORTH 



When you hit the 50th parallel, 
you're really in the north- and this is 
e outdoorsmans newest stamp- 
ing ground, with sporting thrills to last 
a life-time. Accessible by rail, or 
via the new trans-continental highway, 
the country around Dryden and Sioux 
Lookout is undeniably "tops" in the 



angler's book. 60-pound muskies, 25- 
pound northerns and huge lake trout 
are common, and bass fishing is ex- 
cellent during July and August . . . 
and in these cold northern waters 
every fish is a real battler that will fight 
to the last gasp. 



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Log booms neor Sioux Lookout 



Wildlife everywhere 



Numerous wilderness camps, nestled 
on the shores of isolated lakes, offer the 
best of accommodation for vacationists, 
and the vast water area makes it 
possible to travel throughout the district 
by canoe with very short portages. 

Directly north lies the famous Red 
Lake mining district, while to the south, 



innumerable water routes lead to 
seldom visited lakes and secluded 
wilderness retreats. The whole district 
teems with wild life and seldom is the 
sportsman disappointed when he sets 
out with camera, rod or gun, in search 
of moose, deer, bear, partridge, ducks 
or game fish. 



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Kenora and the 
Lake of the Woods 



On the northwestern border of On- 
tario, the Lake of the Woods — Minaki 
District is a 2,000 square mile lake and 
island playground of unsurpassed beauty 
for nature-lovers and vacation-seekers. 
Kenora, lovely Queen City of the North- 
west, is its natural capital, where, 
summer and winter alike, a holiday 
atmosphere prevails. Hundreds of lakes 
teem with small-mouth bass, lake trout, 
muskies and wall-eyes, providing many 
a winner in international fishing derbies. 
Lake of the Woods itself is probably one 
of the most beautiful bodies of water 
of its size in the world, with verdant 
banks dropping steeply to the brilliant 



blue water along 60,000 miles of shore 
line, where a thousand intriguing inlets 
tempt the canoeist and cruiser to ex- 
plore. Daily motor boat excursions 
are conducted through scenes of breath- 
taking beauty among 14,000 islets,- 
pleasant resorts and houseboats tucked 
away in the solitude of uncounted bays, 
offer excellent accommodation. Re- 
nowned for its crystal-clear atmosphere 
and sunny days, this is an ideal spot for 
those who would escape hay fever or 
other asthmatic troubles. And remote 
though the area is, it is readily reached 
by train, car or air, from east, west and 
south ... an ideal vacation land for 
those who love the true north. 



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THIS IS CANOE AND 




Lake and forest on every tide 



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Someone wrote a "jingle " about Ontario — "How soon 
you'll doff your daily cares, on the water trails of the 
voyageurs" — and whether you want a cruise along fairly 
well-settled shores, or a idventure in the deep 

wilderness, you'll find it in Northwestern Ontario. Hen 
ancient routes of fur-traders are still the main routes of travel, 
and e reveals new scenes of beauty, new 

evidence of the plentiful wildlife in the forests, every lake 
and stream yields its sporty game fish. Seasoned guides will 



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CAMP COUNTRY 




And camp will soon be madfs 



introduce you to the thrill of white water, lead you over 
portages worn by the moccasins of generations of Indians. 
And the evening meal of trout and bacon, around the cheery 
gleam of the camp-fire is the time for re-telling of age-old tales 
of the pioneers, deeds of daring from Paul Bunyan to Indian 
legend . . . stories to dream about on a bed of fragrant 
boughs. 

By train or highway to the Northwest — there drop your canoe 
into the river — and you're off to the vacation of a lifetime. 




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You'll be Interested to Know — 
Canxuiuut CuAta+tvL Kexftdatia+vi ate cZuttfUe 

Be Sore to Bring With You Your State License Card 

Tourists entering Canada do not require passports. It is suggested; however, 
that the possession of identification papers will facilitate entry into Canada and 
also assist in establishing the visitor's right to re-enter his own country on his 
return there. 

Automobiles imported by non-residents for touring purposes only are admitted 
for a period of up to six months. These permits ore obtainable from I 
Officers at port of ■ 

les comprising a tourists outfit may be brought h I . ithout 

duty or deposit. 

2/ cut Mcuj, Sltofi i+t OntasUa 

United States Customs Regulations 

Residents of the United States, returning from Ontario, are entitled to exemp- 
tion from duty on articles up to the value of $100.00, acquired in Canada, if 
Such resident has remained outside the territorial limits of the United States for 
at least 48 hours on the trip on which merchandise was acquired and have not 
applied for a similar exemption within the previous thirty days. 

Each member of the family in the party is entitled to the exemption of $100.00 
and when a husband and wife and minor or dependent children are travelling 
together, the articles included within such exemption may be grouped and 
allowance made without regard to which member of the party they belong. 

Ontario Offers Excellent Fishing 

A non-residenf fishing license in Ontario costs $5.50 per person,- or a family 
license covering parents and children under 21, $8.00. For complete fishing 
information, wnte for copy of THE FISHERMAN'S ONTARIO. 

The Canadian Gallon is Equal to Five U.S. Quarts 



Hudson's Bay 



Foleyet 

Hornepayne 

Mobert (Montizambert) 

Long Lac 

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Ombobitco 

Nak.na 

Steep Rock Lake 

Red Lake 
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Company Posts in Ontario 

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Pagwa River 
Moosonee 
Moose Factory 
Albany 
Ghost River 

Weenusk 
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Severn 

Nipigon House 
Osnaburgh 



Lansdowne House 

Ogok. 

Grassy Narrows 

Trout Lake 

Big Beaver House 

Bearskin Lake 

Cat Lake 

Windigo Lake 

Pekangekum 

Sandy Lake 

Gogama 

Mattice 

Deer Lake 



Hudson's Bay Company Stores — Ontario 

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Other publications of this Department, available on request: 
ONTARIO, YOUR BEST VACATION BET 
THE FISHERMAN'S ONTARIO 
WATERWAYS TO EXPLORE— BOOK I, THE TRENT 
WATERWAYS TO EXPLORE— BOOK II, THE RIDEAU LAKES 
WATERWAYS TO EXPLORE— BOOK III, LAKE OF THE WOODS 
1948 ONTARIO ROAD MAP 
FLYING FACTS ABOUT ONTARIO 
1948— WHERE TO STAY IN ONTARIO 

AND 
WITH ROD AND GUN (COMBINED) 



For your convenience, the Government of the Province of Ontario operates 
Tourist Reception Centres at main border-crossing points. 

You will find uniformed receptionists on hand to answer any last minute 
queries you may have, and to help you map your route through Ontario. These 
centres are located at: 

Kenora-Keewatin Near Cameron Bay Bridge 

Fort Frances Church Street 

Pigeon River Near Fort William-Port Arthur 

Saul t Ste. Marie Ferry Dock 

Point Edward near Sarnia Blue Water Bridge 

Windsor Detroit-Windsor Tunnel 

Windsor Ambassador Bridge 

Fort Erie Peace Bridge Exit 

Niagara Falls 534 Bender Hill, near Rainbow Bridge 

Niagara Falls Princess Elizabeth Building 

St. Catharines Junction Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway Number 8 

Lansdowne 1000-lslands Bridge Exit 

Prescott Ferry Dock 



The Province of Ontario is a participant in THE NORTHERN GREAT 
LAKES AREA COUNCIL, together with the States of Michigan, Wisconsin 
and Minnesota. 

Included in the Council's objectives are the improvement of tourist 
facilities generally throughout this entire vast area and the dissemination 
of accurate and timely information for the traveller. 

In planning your visit to Ontario, why not arrange your route so as to 
pass through one or all of these states. Complete information and litera- 
ture may be secured by writing: 

The Michigan State Tourist Council, Minnesota Tourist Bureau, 

State Capitol, State Capitol, 

LANSING, Mich. ST. PAUL, Minn. 

Wisconsin Conservation Department, 

State Capitol, 

MADISON, Wis. 



DEPARTMENT OF TRAVEL AND PUBLICITY 
Parliament Buildings, Toronto 2, Ontario 

Honourable Arthur Welsh, D.S.O., Minister 
Tom C. McCall, Deputy Minister 



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